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Highest Point by Country 2024

Nearly five miles of vertical distance separate the globe's tallest peak from the shores of the world's oceans. And due to the many variations in the planet's geography, there are some significant differences between the highest points in various nations.

China and Nepal are tied for the world's highest point, the top of Mount Everest, which sits along the two nations' borders. It towers 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level, helping the two countries edge out neighboring Pakistan. There, the peak of K2 reaches 28,251 feet (8,611 meters) above sea level. Fellow Himalayan nations India (the 28,169 feet/8,586 meter Kangchenjunga) and Bhutan (Gangkhar Puensum, at 24,836 feet/7,570 meters) round out the top five. Only ten countries have highest points above 20,000 feet/~6,100 meters. Of these, the top seven are located in central Asia or the Himalayan region. South America is home to two of the top 10, Argentina (22,835 feet/6,960 meters) and Peru (22,205 feet/6,768 meters.) The United States takes 10th place, with the 20,310-foot/6,190-meter Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley) in Alaska.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, some nations have high points that barely crest above the nearby oceans. The island nation of Tuvalu's high point is just 15 feet (5 meters), with Tokelau (16 feet) and the Maldives (17 feet) not far behind. Along with the Marshall Islands (high point of 33 feet/10 meters), these four are the only countries in the world with high points under 100 feet/30 meters. The lowest high point in a non-island nation is in Vatican City, where Vatican Hill rises just 246 feet (75 meters) above sea level.

Several nations share highest points, along with China and Nepal. These include the Democratic Republic of Congo/Uganda (the 16,762-foot/5,109 meter Mount Stanley), France/Italy (the 15,781-foot/4,810 meter peak known as Mont Blanc/Monte Bianco, respectively), and Albania/North Macedonia (the 9,068-foot/2,764-meter Korab/Golem Korab).

Notes:
- Values listed are heights above sea level. Elevation span (the distance between a country's highest and lowest points) is not a factor in the calculation.

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Country
Maximum Elevation (ft)
Maximum Elevation (m)
Highest Point Location
China8,84829,029Mount Everest
Nepal8,84829,029Mount Everest
Pakistan8,61128,251K2
India8,58628,169Kangchenjunga
Bhutan7,57024,836Gangkhar Puensum
Tajikistan7,49524,590Ismoil Somoni Peak
Afghanistan7,49224,580Noshakh
Kyrgyzstan7,43924,406Jengish Chokusu
Kazakhstan7,01022,999Khan Tengri
Argentina6,96022,835Aconcagua
Chile6,89322,615Ojos del Salado
Peru6,76822,205Huascarán
Bolivia6,54221,463Sajama
Ecuador6,26720,561Chimborazo
United States6,190.5020,310Denali
Canada5,95919,551Mount Logan
Tanzania5,89219,331Kilimanjaro
Myanmar5,88119,295Hkakabo Razi
Colombia5,70018,701Pico Cristóbal Colón
Russia5,64218,510Mount Elbrus
Mexico5,63618,491Volcán Citlaltépetl (Pico de Orizaba)
Iran5,61018,406Damavand
Georgia5,20117,064Shkhara
Kenya5,19917,057Mount Kenya
Turkey5,13716,854Mount Ararat
DR Congo5,10916,762Mount Stanley (Margherita Peak)
Uganda5,10916,762Mount Stanley (Margherita Peak)
Venezuela4,97816,332Pico Bolívar
Indonesia4,88416,024Puncak Jaya on New Guinea
France4,81015,781Mont Blanc
Italy4,81015,781Monte Bianco
Uzbekistan4,64315,233Khazret Sultan
Switzerland4,63415,203Dufourspitze (Monte Rosa)
Ethiopia4,55014,928Ras Dejen
Papua New Guinea4,50914,793Mount Wilhelm
Rwanda4,50714,787Mount Karisimbi
Azerbaijan4,48514,715Mount Bazardüzü
Mongolia4,37414,350Khüiten Peak
Guatemala4,22013,845Volcán Tajumulco
Morocco4,16513,665Jbel Toubkal
Malaysia4,09513,436Gunung Kinabalu on Borneo
Armenia4,09013,419Mount Aragats
Cameroon4,04013,255Mount Cameroon
Taiwan3,95212,966Yu Shan (Jade Mountain)
Costa Rica3,82012,533Cerro Chirripó
Austria3,79812,461Grossglockner
Japan3,77612,388Mount Fuji on Honshu
New Zealand3,72412,218Aoraki / Mount Cook
Spain3,71512,188Teide
Greenland3,70012,139Gunnbjørn Fjeld
Yemen3,66612,028Jabal An-Nabi Shu'ayb
Iraq3,61111,847Cheekha Dar
Lesotho3,48211,424Thabana Ntlenyana
Panama3,47511,401Volcán Barú
South Africa3,45011,319Mafadi
Chad3,44511,302Emi Koussi
South Sudan3,18710,456Kinyeti
Vietnam3,14310,312Fansipan
Turkmenistan3,13910,299Aýrybaba
Saudi Arabia3,13310,279Jabal Ferwa’
Dominican Republic3,09810,164Pico Duarte
Lebanon3,08810,131Qurnat as Sawda'
Reunion3,06910,069Piton des Neiges
Sudan3,0429,980Deriba Caldera
Eritrea3,0189,902Emba Soira
Oman3,0099,872Jabal Shams
Equatorial Guinea3,0089,869Pico Basile on Bioko
Algeria3,0039,852Mount Tahat
Malawi3,0029,849Mount Mulanje
Brazil2,995NaNPico da Neblina
Timor Leste2,9639,721Mount Ramelau on Timor
Germany2,9629,718Zugspitze
Philippines2,9549,692Mount Apo on Mindanao
Andorra2,9429,652Coma Pedrosa
Bulgaria2,9259,596Musala
Greece2,9179,570Mount Olympus
Madagascar2,8769,436Maromokotro
Honduras2,8709,416Cerro Las Minas
Slovenia2,8649,396Triglav
Cape Verde2,8299,281Pico do Fogo
Laos2,8179,242Phou Bia
Syria2,8149,232Jabal el-Sheikh
Guyana2,772NaNMount Roraima
Albania2,7649,068Korab
North Macedonia2,7649,068Golem Korab
North Korea2,7449,003Paektu-san
El Salvador2,7308,957Cerro El Pital
Burundi2,6848,806Mount Heha
Haiti2,6808,793Pic la Selle
Slovakia2,6558,711Gerlachovský štít
Egypt2,6298,625Mount Catherine
Angola2,6208,596Mount Moco
Liechtenstein2,5998,527Grauspitz
Zimbabwe2,5928,504Mount Nyangani
Namibia2,5738,442Königstein
Thailand2,5658,415Doi Inthanon
Romania2,5448,346Moldoveanu
Montenegro2,5348,314Zla Kolata
Sri Lanka2,5248,281Pidurutalagala on Sri Lanka
Poland2,4998,199Northwestern peak of Rysy
Norway2,4698,100Galdhøpiggen
Somalia2,4508,038Shimbiris
Mozambique2,4367,992Monte Binga
Nigeria2,4197,936Chappal Waddi
Bosnia and Herzegovina2,3867,828Maglić
Comoros2,3607,743Mount Karthala on Grande Comore
Portugal2,3517,713Montanha do Pico on Pico Island
Solomon Islands2,3357,661Mount Popomanaseu on Guadalcanal
Zambia2,3297,641Mafinga Central
Libya2,2677,438Bikku Bitti
Jamaica2,2567,402Blue Mountain Peak
French Polynesia2,2417,352Mont Orohena
Australia2,2287,310Mount Kosciuszko
Serbia2,1697,116Midžor (Velika Rudoka if Kosovo is considered part of Serbia)
Iceland2,1106,921Hvannadalshnúkur
Nicaragua2,1076,913Mogotón
Sweden2,0976,880Kebnekaise
Ukraine2,0616,762Hoverla
Djibouti2,0286,654Mousa Ali
Sao Tome and Principe2,0246,640Pico de São Tomé on São Tomé Island
Niger2,0226,634Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès
Cuba1,9746,476Pico Turquino
Cyprus1,9516,401Mount Olympus
South Korea1,9506,398Halla-san on Jejudo
Sierra Leone1,9486,391Mount Bintumani
United Arab Emirates1,9106,266Jabal Al Jais
Vanuatu1,8776,158Mount Tabwemasana on Espiritu Santo
Eswatini1,8626,109Emlembe
Samoa1,8576,093Mauga Silisili on Savai'i
Jordan1,8546,083Jabal Umm ad Dami
Brunei1,8506,070Bukit Pagon
Croatia1,8316,007Dinara
Cambodia1,8105,938Phnom Aural
Ivory Coast1,7525,748Mont Nimba
Guinea1,7525,748Mont Nimba
New Caledonia1,6285,341Mont Panié
Czech Republic1,6035,259Sněžka
Tunisia1,5445,066Jebel ech Chambi
Botswana1,4914,892Otse Hill
Guadeloupe1,4844,869La Grande Soufrière on Basse-Terre Island
Dominica1,4474,747Morne Diablotins
Liberia1,4404,724Mount Wuteve
Central African Republic1,4204,659Mont Ngaoui
Martinique1,3974,583Mount Pelée
United Kingdom1,3454,413Ben Nevis
Puerto Rico1,3384,390Cerro de Punta
Finland1,3244,344Halti
Fiji1,3244,344Tomanivi on Viti Levu
Bangladesh1,2804,199Tazing Dong
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1,2344,049La Soufrière
Suriname1,2304,035Juliana Top
Israel1,2083,963Mount Meron (de jure; inside the Green Line); Mount Hermon (de facto; in Golan Heights)
Saint Kitts and Nevis1,1563,793Mount Liamuiga on Saint Kitts
Mali1,1553,789Hombori Tondo
Belize1,1243,688Doyle's Delight
Gabon1,0703,510Mont Bengoué
Ireland1,0383,406Carrauntoohil
Tonga1,0333,389Unnamed location on Kao
Palestine1,0303,379Mount Nabi Yunis
Republic of the Congo1,0203,346Mont Nabemba
Hungary1,0143,327Kékes
Togo9863,235Mont Agou
American Samoa9663,169Lata Mountain on Ta‘ū
Northern Mariana Islands9653,166Mount Agrihan on Agrihan
Hong Kong9583,143Tai Mo Shan
Saint Lucia9503,117Mount Gimie
Trinidad and Tobago9403,084El Cerro del Aripo on Trinidad
Mauritania9153,002Kediet ej Jill
Montserrat9153,002Chances Peak
Seychelles9052,969Morne Seychellois on Mahé
Netherlands8872,910Mount Scenery
Ghana8802,887Mount Afadjato
Faroe Islands8802,887Slættaratindur on Eysturoy
French Guiana8512,792Bellevue de l'Inini
Paraguay8422,762Cerro Peró
Grenada8402,756Mount Saint Catherine
Mauritius8282,717Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire
Micronesia7822,566Nanlaud on Pohnpei
Burkina Faso7492,457Mount Tenakourou
San Marino7392,425Monte Titano
Falkland Islands7052,313Mount Usborne on East Falkland
Belgium6942,277Signal de Botrange
Mayotte6602,165Benara on Mahoré
Benin6582,159Mont Sokbaro
Cook Islands6522,139Te Manga on Rarotonga
Senegal6482,126Baunez ridge 2.7 km southeast of Nepen Diakha
Isle of Man6212,037Snaefell
Luxembourg5601,837Kneiff
Wallis and Futuna5241,719Mont Puke on Futuna
British Virgin Islands5211,709Mount Sage on Tortola
Uruguay5141,685Cerro Catedral
United States Virgin Islands4741,555Crown Mountain on Saint Thomas
Moldova4301,411Bălănești Hill
Gibraltar4261,398Rock of Gibraltar
Saint Martin4241,391Pic Paradis on Saint Martin
Guam4061,332Mount Lamlam
Antigua and Barbuda4021,319Boggy Peak on Antigua
Sint Maarten3831,257200 m SW of Flagstaff Peak (The summit is wholly in Saint Martin.)
Curacao3751,230Christoffelberg
Belarus3461,135Dzyarzhynskaya Hara
Barbados3361,102Mount Hillaby
Estonia3181,043Suur Munamägi
Latvia3121,024Gaiziņkalns
Kuwait3061,004Mutla Ridge
Lithuania294964Aukštojas Hill
Guinea Bissau262860Monte Torin
Malta253830Ta'Dmejrek on Malta Island
Palau242794Mount Ngerchelchuus on Babeldaob
Saint Pierre and Miquelon240787Morne de la Grande Montagne on Miquelon
Aruba188617Mount Jamanota
Macau172564Coloane Alto on Gau Ou Saan
Denmark171561Møllehøj
Singapore164537Bukit Timah Hill
Monaco161528along Chemin des Révoires on Mont Agel
Jersey136446Les Platons
Bahrain122400Mountain of Smoke
Guernsey114374Le Moulin
Qatar103338Qurayn Abu al Bawl
Kiribati81266Unnamed location on Banaba
Bermuda76249Town Hill
Vatican City75246Vatican Hill
Anguilla73240Crocus Hill
Niue68223Unnamed location near Mutalau on Niue
Nauru65213Command Ridge
Gambia64NaNUnnamed point
Bahamas63207Mount Alvernia on Cat Island
Turks and Caicos Islands49161Blue Hills on Providenciales
Cayman Islands46151The Bluff on Cayman Brac
Marshall Islands1033Unnamed location on Likiep
Maldives517Mount Villingili on Villingili
Tuvalu515Unnamed location on Niulakita
Tokelau516Unnamed location
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